David Wallace

Reporter / Anchor

David Wallace is a reporter and anchor for UA Little Rock Public Radio.

A radio veteran, David began his news and sports reporting career while in college in 1976. These days, it is more of a hobby than a main job. He anchors weekends and is on-call as a reporter-at-large for KUAR. Since moving to Little Rock in 1991, he has won 14 statewide first-place awards for radio journalism. His primary job now is with the state Department of Workforce Services at the Little Rock Workforce Center. David has a black lab named Hagan.

Email: david@kuar.org

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Little Rock's Bike Polo club is hosting its third Summer Solstice Slam at McArthur Park this weekend, featuring 22 teams from around the region, including four from Little Rock.

Bike polo is just like it sounds—the classic game played by aristocracy on horseback converted to bicycles on a hard surface.

Jared Rickman, one of a core group of players who have made Little Rock something of a hub of bike polo events over the last few years, said the public is invited to watch the tournament, which was expected to run into the early evening Sunday.

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Donald Trump used a northwest Arkansas rally three days in advance of the Arkansas primary to throw verbal hand grenades at Republican presidential adversary Marco Rubio.

“I will address little Rubio,” the New York billionaire told a large crowd at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

“I thought (Ted) Cruz was a liar, but Rubio is worse.”

Trump’s 58-minute unscripted speech seemingly covered whatever topic popped into his mind.

Governor Radio
Office of the Governor

The following is a transcript of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's Radio Column for the weekend of Jan. 15, 2016:

This afternoon I will be visiting three schools in Gravette, a small town in Northwest Arkansas. As a Gravette native, I am excited to get back to the place where I grew up on a farm on the Spavinaw Creek south of town.

A two-percent increase in Little Rock's hotel tax will fund improvements to McArthur Park and two of the city's cultural centers housed in the park, provided voters approve designating the revenue from the tax increase accordingly.

The Little Rock Board of Directors Tuesday night (Dec. 1) approved two separate one-penny hotel tax increases and a Feb. 9, 2016 special election related to the increase.

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When you sit down to that Thanksgiving meal later this week, among the things to express gratitude for is the cost of the meal itself.

An Arkansas Farm Bureau survey shows it will cost about a dollar less than last year to prepare that meal. For a family of ten, that’s down from $46.23 a year ago to $45.25 this year.  

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee entered the first presidential primary debate of the 2016 race in fourth position in a Fox News aggregate of national polls. 

Judging by reaction to his debate performance, he likely solidified--if not improved--his position Thursday night.

Huckabee was one of 10 Republicans on the Quicken Loans Arena stage in Cleveland, Ohio, chosen out of a field of 17 for the prime-time debate because of their positions in the most recent polls. The other seven candidates took the same stage a few hours earlier.

On this week's podcast, KUAR news staffers discuss cancelations to Arkansans covered by Medicaid or the private option, a potential defense for justices of the peace who don't want to conduct same-sex weddings, how former Governor Mike Huckabee fared in the Republican presidential debate and reaction to final rules for the Clean Power Plan.

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton struck a familiar campaign theme in a speech to partisans in North Little Rock Saturday night.

"Democrats are in the future business," the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential race said. "(Republicans) may have fresh faces, but they are a party of the past."

Clinton spoke before a crowd of close to 2,000 at the state Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Verizon Arena. The $200-a-plate dinner was expected to raise about $450,000 for the state party.

 The library tax for the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will both decrease and go on longer after voters approved a bond refinancing plan by an 86-14 percent margin.

The week-long voting period ended yesterday. Only about 4,400 went to the polls.

The library tax will drop by one-tenth-of-one-mil to .9 mil, but revenue is expected to increase by $15 million to $17 million because the life of the tax is extended by four years.

Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas delivered the national Republican Radio Address on June 27, 2015. The following is a transcript:

Hi I’m Senator John Boozman from Arkansas.

 

In an era where we face growing challenges from China and Russia as well as the persistent threat of terrorism, Republicans and Democrats alike say they want the United States to maintain its military dominance.

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